Woman reported missing for 42 years found alive in Texas

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Saturday, March 26, 2016
Lula Guillespie-Miller

LAUREL, Ind. -- An Indiana woman who has been reported missing for 42 years has been found alive.

Lula Guillespie-Miller is living under an assumed name in a small Texas town, investigators said. The name of the town is not being released in effort to protect her privacy.

She left her home in Laurel, Ind., in 1974 and was never seen there again.

"I saw her that day, out front of the store, she was standing, the last time anybody seen her," said said Mildred Gabbard, a resident of Laurel. "It's like a mystery that you watch on TV."

Lula, now 69 years old, left her three children with their grandparents.

Police said she didn't break any laws by running away.

She is allowing officers to pass her contact information on to her children.